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RIDE 73 – Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 workshop gallery

RIDE 73 – Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 workshop gallery

Aero bikes are often the bane of a mechanic’s existence (look at pretty much any new TT bike from the last 10 years) but in the Liv Envie’s case, it is quick and a lot of fun to build. The handlebars, headset and brake calipers were all straightforward and the Di2 wires were easily routed.

It was expected that this Envie would come together easily. And it turned out that workshop time was indeed minimal.

Liv is produced by Giant bikes and so has its production line dialled. Some people get concerned by the amount of ‘hands’ that have touched a bike during production but in the case of the Liv Envie, a ‘the more the merrier’ approach is extremely effective.

 

(For a full review and ‘build report’, see RIDE #73 p.204)

 

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Giant was one of the first to adopt Shimano’s PressFit BB86 and there’s no signs of changing any time soon.

 

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1-1/2″ lower bearing tapers to 1-1/4″.

 

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Building bikes is not always ‘studio neat’.

 

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Giant’s direct-mount brakes make things look aero and they feel great in the workstand – very snappy.

 

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Internal handlebar cables route easily through the Giant-branded bars.

 

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Gear wire in the top, brake cable in the bottom.

 

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Gear wire out the seat tube, brake cable out of the top tube.

 

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The battery fits in the seat post.

 

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Bottom bracket junction box.

 

 

Photos and words by Jack Lynch

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